Once, in a lucid and ironic season, I looked behind the mask the living wear, Hardly expecting either fiend or angel Under the tarnished brightness of that stare. -John A. Holmes (from “The Mask the Living Wear”) I’ve often felt that the costumes people wear on Halloween show more about their true character than the … Continue reading What Are You Going to Be for Halloween?
Samhain feels different this year. Maybe it’s because I’m more focused on the depth of this holiday and less interested in the festivities—not that I don’t love pumpkin carving, costumes, and the revelry that accompanies cooler weather. I enjoy all of those things, and by now, my house would normally be a visual tribute to autumn … Continue reading This Year’s Samhain Message: Do the Work